Emma R. Norgrove

June 09, 1930 ‒ October 09, 2019

Ashley, Ohio

Emma R. Norgrove, 89, of Ashley passed away Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

She was born June 9, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Archibald and Agnes (Brown) Goodwin.

Emma has been a dedicated and active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 70 years. She has volunteered countless hours sharing bible truths with ones in the Brunswick, Marion, Delaware, and Marysville areas. She also has enjoyed playing the piano, cake decorating, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Marilyn Kinniard of Ashley, Raymond Norgrove of Marion, and Mark Norgrove of Brunswick; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Janet Wheaton and husband Lee Wheaton.

In addition to her parents, Emma was preceded in death by her loving husband George, her brother Robert Goodwin and her son-in-law Lester “Les” Kinniard.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3102 Baker Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

To share a fond memory of Emma or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I love you grandma. I can’t wait to tell you all the funny stories you gave us that you may not remember. You were a fantastic example of how to be generous with your time and always loyal to Jehovah. I’ll miss you for now. (But hopefully it’ll be very soon and I’ll see you again)

  • To your entire Family , Emma- One of our life’s most influential persons ! A really loving dear friend and faithful member to the Marion Congregation for decades. We enjoyed her laughs , courage in the face of difficulties, and her positive influence on all the people around her. Emma was fully involved through her life . Can’t be replaced , that’s why she’s coming back to us again ! Our deepest sympathy & love – Michael & Cyndi Conte

  • Sorry to hear about your mom. I didn’t hey to know her that well but when I did see her at the Kingdom Hall she was a very sweet lady! We will see her again soon!

  • Sorry to hear about your mom. I didn’t get to know her that well but when I did see her at the Kingdom Hall she was a very sweet lady! We will see her again soon!

  • Tears can give way to a smile when we think of Gods Kingdom . We will always remember this dear sister, mother-in-law, and friend. Miss her laughter and even her “ right ons “ looking forward to the future , when Emma will be herself again . And share all her stories with us .

  • Emma – A very sweet,kind, happy and faithful friend. She will be missed but we will
    anxiously be awaiting the day we see her again. Revelation 21: 3, 4 is a very comforting scripture to have in our hearts and minds.

    May Jehovah give you comfort.
    Love to all the family,
    Darla Rhoden

  • We go so far back.Best friend of my mom.Helen Mihaly.First one to leave Cleveland an go out to the suburbs. Hard worker great lady.You will be missed.

  • I really loved Emma. When I came into the truth in Marion, she was one of the first to welcome me and my family. Take comfort in knowing, very soon, we will all be able to see her again.

    With lots of love,
    Athena Hewett

  • Peter and Barbara Conte have so many wonderful memories of Emma. Her care for her dear husband was especially noticed by all. Emma always had a cheerful heart at meetings and when out sharing her hope. That hope she diligently shared with others – one day she will be a part of. The hope of living forever on a Paradise on Earth. Sorry for the family and your loss.

  • I truly loved so many things about Emma it’s hard to know where to begin! She was always so generous hearted and nurturing. She made me feel special each and everytime I saw her because she always greeted me so enthusiastucly and said such nice things. Her beautiful smile and the way she showed her love and devotion to her family throughout all the years I’ve known her are beyond compare! She has endeared herself to so many people and will be missed by us all but I
    will be in a long line to welcome her back in the new world ” just around the corner,” Rest well
    dear sister until you hear the call to awaken you!
    My deepest sympathy goes out to all her family and loved ones.❤

  • What wonderful memories of my friend – Emma was the opitomy of generosity. I enjoyed pioneering with Emma – we had a lot of laughs . Jehovah will enjoy bringing such a faithful sister back to life and reuniting her with all those who love her .

  • Grandma is the Matriarch of our spiritual heritage. We are servants of our God Jehovah because she opened the door to the witnesses, humbly listened, and I’m personally so grateful for that! She always looked for opportunities to help others, even in her late years, with her special mightyness, she gave her energy and efforts to pioneer for Jehovah. She was industrious, talented, and so clever. I will wait patiently for her to return. I so look forward to the future when my children get to know her as a young person, her sense of humor, her energy, they are really in for a treat, grandma is such fun! There is no doubt in my mind Jehovah finds her to be a “very desireable one”.

  • Christy, John and I were so sorry to hear of your grandma’s death. I only met your grandma a few times during her visits to Akron but I know how fond you were of her. What a beautiful hope we have knowing she’s in Jehovah’s memory and we’ll see her again. We pray that Jehovah will comfort you in the weeks and months to come and soon we will witness the fulfillment of his promise to reunite us with our loved ones in the resurrection.